On Thu 07 Jan 2016 02:24:01 PM CST, guennov wrote:

Dear Malcolm,

> What CPU? AMD E-350 1.6 GHz? Systems may come with 32bit operating
> system, but that doesn't necessarily mean you can't run 64bit if the
> cpu supports it.

That would be great! The CPU is AMD E-450 APU with Radeon HD Graphics


# lscpu
Architecture: i686
CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit
Byte Order: Little Endian
CPU(s): 2
On-line CPU(s) list: 0,1
Thread(s) per core: 1
Core(s) per socket: 2
Socket(s): 1
NUMA node(s): 1
Vendor ID: AuthenticAMD
CPU family: 20
Model: 2
Stepping: 0
CPU MHz: 1650.000
BogoMIPS: 3292.84
Virtualization: AMD-V
L1d cache: 32K
L1i cache: 32K
L2 cache: 512K
NUMA node0 CPU(s): 0,1

# free
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 7897996 866092 7031904 4320 54048
486032 -/+ buffers/cache: 326012 7571984
Swap: 2097148 0 2097148


What do you mean, will it suffice for running SLE 12? By the way, my ISP
has announced maintain service time for today, so I don't know when I
will be online again.


So for the CPU you can run 64bit, and you have 8GB of RAM so your
system will rock along without any issue with SLE 12 and beyond!!!

Even if it comes with a 32bit system that's sometime a manufactures
decision normally because of ram installed (eg 2GB), you can even use
the same product key for a windows 32bit install and swap to 64bit

Anyway, you should consider the upgrade If the wireless doesn't work
and you have to run the same bootloader entry, then can/should get that

With the radeon driver, if it runs hot there is s systemd package I
have to set the low power profile to keep the GPU running cool.

Cheers Malcolm °¿° LFCS, SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1|GNOME 3.10.2|3.12.51-60.20-default
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